Need camera for a professional knitter
March 2, 2010 11:41 AM Subscribe
Help me find a digital camera for a professional knitter, with certain limitations in mind.
posted by martin2000 to technology (18 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
My SO is (among other things) a popular blogger and author on knitting and related crafts. She needs a new digital camera since she recently lost hers, and photos are a really important part of her website. Please recommend some with these parameters in mind...
She's got a good eye, but she is not technical at all. She's pretty much developed her own style of taking good photos without any training or anything. She just turns knobs until she likes the way things look. Despite me bugging her to learn about f-stops and shutter speeds, she's probably just not going to get into that. Changing lenses is not going to be her thing -- too complicated, and also she wants the thing to be easily transportable.
The types of photographs she takes:
Usually the photos are close-ups of static items (knitting projects) or domestic scenes (people cooking, kids, etc). The most common problems she has had in the past with her photos are getting good focus in those closeups, and in the conditions of low natural light we typically have in our house. The photos are typically "published" only on her website and other web venues, so print resolution is usually not required. For her/our books a professional photographer is hired by the publisher.
$300 to $500, preferrably on the lower side of that. It that sounds a bit low, please note that: a) knitting is not a lucrative profession; and b) she has taken lovely photos with cameras costing $100 and $350. c) We're not careful people; we tend to lose things!
Thanks so much!